A Moon Garden
romantic white blooms and silver leaves
moonlight garden at midnight glows
Little Park just down the street
benches of white granite
placed just right to pause
a nonet is a nine line poem,
with the first line containing nine syllables,
the next eight,
so on until the last line has one syllable.
OctPoWriMo 2015….Day 7
What I wish was different
if wishes were horses
my father’d say
then beggars would ride
If wishes of old ladies were like the breeze
I’d feel as young as my mind says I am
the bittersweet of aging
the loss of function for myself,
the loss of friends I thought would always be there
wishing they could be here just a day longer
fond memories to cherish to the end of my day
the knowledge I have now…
the tasks of growing and living wisely
I wish I’d known much sooner
not to be ~ as others say
good and otherwise serve me well
if wishes were horses,
we’d all ride into the sunset as one
daisy chains in our hair
singing about the changing times
saving the earth and its people
OctPoWriMo 2015….Day 6 .. Etheree poem
/Courage /Freedom write about change
and to create a poem of counting syllables.
come too soon
like on cats paws
silent ~ unannounced
elderly often on minds
young we know not the number
we learn not to waste the hours now
the value of hours that fly quickly
with well spent time ~ the value of our lives
We started with a surprise at First Impressions and Nancy King surprised by her first appointment Sarah Dunn !
Then to Moore School for a tour by Joan Preble and meeting MuM’s writing group and Malissa the yoga/fitness instructor who whipped MuM into shape for the visit
Lunch at Martha’s our own tradition of eating there for Mother’s Day for breakfast.
Shopped at Reny’s a Maine establishment for souvenirs and headed off to MDI again.We drove around the perimeter of Mount Desert Island today…
BarHarbor to Manset.
Stacey walked down to the base of the steps at Bass Harbor Lighthouse and and down to the keeper’s house. It was quite the walk for her, but she accomplished it in fine style even in
We visited the the Swan’s Island Ferry terminal in Bass Harbor and then to Manset and to Seal Cove … places that I travel to but Stacey lived in Bar Harbor and these were mostly new sights to her… and and then home.
Dinner tonight at China Hill with friends.
The rain continued to drizzle all day with downpours in Bar Harbor.
The weather didn’t stop us from having fun…
Monday Stacey and MuM travel Mount Desert Island (Bar Harbor)
Marboro Beach photo (c) 2015 Saradunn
I know I haven’t posted for two weeks… part of the time was getting
ready for my daughter, Stacey, who lives in Grapevine, TX, to visit
for 3 days…. after a five plus years absence (June 15, 2010 ). Getting
myself healed from a foot spasm that caused my ambulation to be
limited. And then, the visit and a couple of days of rest afterwards.
Sunday with Stacey in Maine 2015
We met friends of hers for lunch at Jordan’s Snack Bar… a wonderful time … lovely couple. The food was good and the atmosphere there is always fun.
It is too
We then took off for the Beach in Lamoine, but I wanted to get Stacey some Maine Sea Salt … so headed for a small detour to the goat cheese place .. Seal Cove Farm
She walked on the beach, remembering having been there and then a few miles away, to Lamoine.. her favorite spiritual beach to walk on.
A quick stop at Walmart to introduce her to Tom, the blueberry man who wanted to meet her.
THEN on the way home wanted to show Stacey a road change that cut off a way to a friend of hers we found out. My friend Freda lives less than 10 miles from there so since the road was no longer full of potholes, and recently paved called to be sure Freda was home and made a quick trip there.
Not finished ! At home rested for a bit and then after a quick stop for a mini-nap, went out to Pat’s Pizza… ten minutes from home… a tasty Hawaiian pizza.
Stacey had some phone troubles… a new phone ..
called and found out the towers here weren’t set up for a phone like hers….
a P.S..after Sunday,
her phone worked in all the “normal” places people receive phone service/wifi.
Stacey went out with her friends in Bangor at Karaoke ..
A wonderful day for both of us.
OctPoWriMo 2015 day 5
Monday Wash Day
dry clothes outside year ’round
coal furnace in house
lined laundry basket ~ no snags
sprinkle before ironing
wooden clothes pins
attached just so… do not vary
sheets ~ towels guard from sight
TPOS prompt: back in the day;
childhood teaching moments
. photo: (c) 2004 Saradunn
OctPoWriMo Day 4
Asticou Garden walk
perfect day for color
breath taking looking up
Mother Natures Glory
TPOS prompt: a perfect light
.photo flickr 2014
OctPoWriMo 2015 Day 3
Bells for Fireman Memorial Sunday
a bell has rung
fireman’s name spoken
flags for fallen~bagpipes play
tanka for bells:
Oct 4, 2015 was Fireman Memorial Sunday
OctPoWriMo 2015 Day 2
Here’s an exercise for you. Go to one of your favorite movie scenes or music video (I tend to think the ones with no dialogue are better for this), captions off and mute. What do you feel? What can you write? Do you put words in their mouth? Is that laughter or something else?…. Morgan Dragonwillow
impression on “Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy”
sailors with spit shines
well shined shoes a must
no scuffs ~ in bad taste
shoe shine boys rhythm
~ shine rag a poppin’
………….(c)Saradunn Oct 1, 2015
also posted on
TPOS prompt: shoes